subtitle

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sub- +‎ title

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subtitle (plural subtitles)

  1. A heading below or after a title.
  2. Textual versions of the dialog in films, usually displayed at the bottom of the screen.

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In film and video, subtitles usually translate foreign-language dialogue, while captions transcribe or describe all significant dialogue and sound for viewers who cannot hear it.

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subtitle (third-person singular simple present subtitles, present participle subtitling, simple past and past participle subtitled)

  1. To create subtitles for the dialog in a film.

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